FC Jr/.Sr. High STRIVE News

Feb. 2013 from Mrs. Newman

Think Spring!

The end of February hit before I realized it! I am sorry to be getting the Feb. newsletter out in March!!

STRIVErs in both middle school and high school have made it through the busy winter months. As you'll see below, many have been honored for their hard work and dedication to many projects.
Spring will bring along with it new projects including Science Olympiad for the high school students and creative robot projects for the middle school students.

Scholastic Achievements

Congratulations to Emily Richard, 7th grade, for her amazing accomplishments in the Scholastic Art and Writing contest at California University of Pennsylvania. Emily was honored with a Gold Key Award for her submission of a digital, stop motion movie about the importance of recycling. In addition, she also received a Silver Key Award for her duck tape fashion.
Emily's Gold Key designation has qualified her digital film to move on to be judged at the national level! In New York City, panels of nationally renowned artists, art professionals, and arts educators review Gold Key works from across the country.
Best of luck in the national judging round Emily!

Coming up in March

Senior High
13th Science Olympiad @ California University of PA
18th Mock Trial Team to be honored at the FC School Board Meeting

Junior High
18th Future City Team to be honored at the FC School Board Meeting

Throughout the month:
  • continue to read the LitFest books
  • design and develop robots based upon Historical Heroes - CMU Arts and Bots, Hummingbird Robot Kits will be used

Helpful Links

Science Olympiad national competition information and event table - http://www.soinc.org/2013_event_table

Arts and Bots, Carnegie Mellon University Create Lab - http://www.artsandbots.com/

Camp Tech - summer technology camp for grades 3 - 8 at W&J College July 29 - August 2 - http://www.iu1stemcenter.org

Summer High School Internship Opportunity at Magee Women's Hospital - http://www.mwrif.org/29/high-school-interns

Summer opportunities for gifted students - http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/academic_camps/Educational_Summer_Camps_in_Pittsburgh.htm

Sites for FREE Classics - http://www.byrdseed.com/3-sites-for-free-classics/

For STRIVE updates and happenings - https://twitter.com/FCSTRIVE